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Here at Smash, we’re passionate about ping pong, food, and drinks – especially when all three are together!

August 2019 – Why not make our first post about our favorite ping pong gear? There are so many brands and models, it can be difficult to choose! We’re doing the hard work for you and pulling together our favorite recommendations.  Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced player, we have suggestions that are sure to elevate your game. We’ve created a list of our favorite paddles, balls, and accessories below:

Our Favorite Ping Pong Balls

Butterfly G40+ 3 Star Table Tennis Balls

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These are higher end balls that we recommend for intermediate to advanced players. They are approved for international play and we’ve seen a noticeable difference in spin rate and bounce consistency.

MAPOL 50- Pack Orange 3-Star Premium Ping Pong Balls

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These 3-Star balls are durable and bring a great value. We put them on each of the tables at Smash. This economical pack will give you plenty of balls for everyday practice and play.

Our Favorite Ping Pong Paddles

Killerspin JET200 Table Tennis Paddle

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We stock multiple Killerspin paddles here at Smash, including this one. This is an entry-level paddle that is great for players who are new to the game. We recommend starting with a less expensive paddle like this and gradually working up to more expensive models as your skill level improves.

Killerspin JET800 Speed N1 Paddle

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This killerspin paddle is meant for the more experienced player. The high speed rating makes it a great fit for the more aggressive, attack-style player who doesn’t mind spending more on a paddle.

Our Favorite Ping Pong Accessories

Butterfly Table Tennis Racket Care Kit

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Dust and dirt on your paddle rubber can have a surprising impact on performance and spin. This paddle cleaner will extend the life of your rubber and maximize your ability to produce consistent spin.

JOOLA iPong V300 Table Tennis Training Robot

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This Joola robot is a great way to improve your game. The device comes with a remote that enables you to easily adjust the speed, spin rate, and oscillation of the robot. This is a must-have for any experienced player looking to dial in their shots.

Butterfly Table Tennis Racket Soft Grip Tape

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Grip tape is an inexpensive way to maximize the performance of your paddle and keep the paddle snug in your hand during longer playing sessions.

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